New York based Ayako Shirasaki is not moving back to Japan full time as hoped for the fans by the Japan Times, but playing a tour giving the fans improvisation at the highest level" as lately being put by a German Jazz Magazine.
Although playing most gigs as Piano Trio she'll also perform some solo piano pieces as reminiscence to the International Jazz Solo Piano Festival played at the same time in 2009.
In addition she presents the Best of" CD of that festival that just has been released. Ayako Shirasaki appears with 3 tracks on this disc that institutes a high standard for international solo jazz piano" as Howard Mandel, president of the Jazz Journalists Association puts it.
Ayako Shirasaki Japan 2010 Tour
31. March 2010 / Yoyogi
01. April 2010 / Aoyama
03. April 2010 / Shibasaki
04. April 2010 / Tama-chity
07. April 2010 / Ochanomizu
08. April 2010 / Kichijoji